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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Imperial stout with vanilla beans, chiles, cacao nibs and coffee, then aged in rum barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle shared by Chris S. Thanks again, Chris! Pours an opaque midnight brown with a finger of dark tan that leaves some spots of lace in the glass and settles into a film. The aroma has notes of chocolate, vanilla, roast, pepper, dust, oak, coffee, and a little earthy spice. The flavor brings more of the rum sweetness and booze, which helps round this out; vanilla, caramel, raisin, oak, coffee, chiles, and cacao. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, roasty, spicy mouthfeel. Nice improvement on the regular Bomb. I’m just not sold on the universal praise for this series, though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (951) - USA - FEB 21, 2015
12-oz bottle @ mikkellerbar (which i finally made it to). huge chile! but flavorful, not spicy. everything else was secondary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (668) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
Black oil like pour, no head. Aroma is pepper from chillies, rum and raisin. Taste is strong peppery quality up front, big dark chocolate , bitter coffee. Almost no barrel, very dry finish. As it warms the barrel looms out more and more. Overall, the chillies dominate a little too much here; needs more balance especially with some more pronounced barrel character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skullgeorge (59) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Looks great and delicious. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, some coffee and vanilla. Mouthfeel is silky with full body and low carbonation, liquorice.Taste if chocolate, vanilla, coffee, rum and some gentle burn in the throat from the chilli. No words ...An amazing beer !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7155) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Black coloured and with a light-brown head, medium duration. Sweet, roasted aroma with notes of cocoa. Flavor is mainly sweet too, cocoa and faint peppers. Nice texture, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nudiebear (167) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle shared with Meilby. Thanks! Poured a clear black with no head. This was very close to the well known "Tia Maria" in the nose. A coffee liqueur, but naturallly this beer had more to offer. Tastes bitter sweet, slightly sugary with an airy oily palate and a noticeable chili afterburn. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tsekouratos (443) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 15, 2015
On tap at The Hoppy Pub, Sallonika Greece. Black body with a dark brown head. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, oak. Taste is phenomenal. Vanilla, cacao, coffee, caramel, rum, some heat on the back of the tongue. Full body with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6754) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle at home. I found this beer to be perfect for my 6666th rating. It pours opaque jet black with a small very creamy dense brown head. The aroma is loaded with chocolate and chili peppers mixed with hard roasted malts and cocoa. Some oak notes and ripe berries. Creamy texture. Smooth flavor of roasted malts, cocoa and it’s quite hot chili like. More than I remember from the unbarreled version. I don’t really get a lot of rum notes here. Some oak and light vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3488) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Pitch black , ok brownish foam. High aroma intensity; choclate, Kahlua, coffee, chili and some roasted aromas. Full body & high complexity . Quite sweet , some bitterness- ends up on the sweet side. Very Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (238) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
17/01/2015. Bon anniversaire Max! .Superbe double Stout fort épicé et alcoolisé mais dont les adjuvants prédominent sur le maltage. Son nez est très parfumé: ultra liquoreux, rond et épicé et fort torréfié. Ce bouquet épicé vanille + piments me fait penser au Cuberdon, et masque beaucoup trop son maltage complexe qui arrive longtemps après en arrière-goûte. De fait, en bouche, j’ai plus la sensation de boire une friandise qu’une bière : la gorgée, dense, coule dans le gosier comme un sirop au café épicé et boisé sur des notes liquoreuses. Arrivée dans l’estomac, elle fait boum! tellement c’est fort. En arrière goût, à condition d’avoir laissé le breuvage bien s’ouvrir, je peux, enfin goûter les malts très torréfiés, légèrement brûlés et accompagnés de saveurs pimentées qui piquent un peu les papilles. En toute toute fin, je ressens un petite amertume légèrement aigre accompagné d’un grain cacaoté sur la langue. Un peu too much.

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